Category: Europe

WATCH: One Student’s Language Journey in Tatar, Russian and Persian

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

via UNC GLOBAL:  Studying languages has taken Lily Herbert ’16 to places she never imagined she’d go. Herbert, who is from Raleigh, North Carolina, is majoring in global studies and geography. She’s studying Persian and Turkish on campus and has learned Tatar through a Foreign Language and Area Studies award. “Studying languages at UNC has […]

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Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

[ 0 ] April 21, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2015:  Italian authorities said today that the captain of a migrant boat and his deputy have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling — with as many as 800 feared dead when a ship loaded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday night. […]

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LISTEN: Sophia Rose Arjana on “Muslims in the Western Imagination” (New Book)

LISTEN: Sophia Rose Arjana on “Muslims in the Western Imagination” (New Book)

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

by ELLIOTT BAZZANO for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on MARCH 10, 2015: In Muslims in the Western Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2015), Sophia Rose Arjana explores a variety of creative productions—including art, literature, film—in order to tell a story not about how Muslims construct their own identities but rather about how Western thinkers have […]

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Is The British Muslim Vote Actually A Thing?

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

Politicians and activist groups have said that tapping into the “Muslim vote” will be essential to winning in May. But does it actually exist? by HUSSEIN KESVANI for BuzzFeed NEWS on APRIL 8, 2015:  British Muslims make up just under 5% of the overall UK population, nearly half of whom are eligible to vote in […]

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WATCH: “The Impact of Russia’s Annexation of Crimea on the Central Eurasian Islamic World” (with Charles Weller)

WATCH: “The Impact of Russia’s Annexation of Crimea on the Central Eurasian Islamic World” (with Charles Weller)

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

CHARLES WELLER speaks at the ALWALEED BIN TALAL CENTER FOR MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING(At GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY) (recorded on March 19, 2015):  Dr. Weller’s talk focused on four main, interrelated dimensions of the impact of the Crimean and Ukrainian Crises on the Central Eurasian Islamic World: (1) The response of the Crimean Tatar community and impact on Russo-Tatar relations within […]

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The Future of World Religions: Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest & and Unaffiliated Are Shrinking

The Future of World Religions: Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest & and Unaffiliated Are Shrinking

[ 0 ] April 3, 2015 |

“Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion. If current trends continue, by 2050 the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians around the world…India will have the largest Muslim population of any country in the world, surpassing Indonesia… Muslims […]

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Andreas Lubitz: Racial Subtext to Discourse on Counter-terrorism

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

“In the years 1990 to 2012, violence carried out by right-wing groups is on par with violence carried out by Muslims in Europe (249 and 263 incidences, respectively). During the same period, “there were 145 acts of political violence carried out by the American far right, resulting in 348 deaths.” In comparison, 20 were killed […]

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What’s Religion Got to do with it? German Co-Pilot as Terrorist (by Juan Cole for Informed Comment)

What’s Religion Got to do with it? German Co-Pilot as Terrorist (by Juan Cole for Informed Comment)

[ 0 ] March 26, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MARCH 26, 2015: Once it became clear that Andreas Lubitz, 28, deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525, a reporter immediately asked “what was his religion?” (Parent company Lufthansa said they didn’t know). Authorities said there was no evidence it was “terrorism.” Lubitz is from Rhineland-Palatinate, known for its wine-growing […]

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NEW BOOK: “Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a Common Life”

NEW BOOK: “Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a Common Life”

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

via DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL on FEBRUARY 2, 2015:  Luke Bretherton, professor of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School and senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, has written a book for the series Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics titled Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a […]

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